piojo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin peduclus < peduculus, variant of Latin pēdīculus, from pēdis, from Proto-Indo-European *pezd-. Compare Portuguese piolho.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpjoxo/, [ˈpjo.xo]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oxo

Noun[edit]

piojo m (plural piojos)

  1. a louse, a cootie (a kind of parasitic insect, lice)
    Todavía está en la edad en que cree que las chicas tienen piojos.He's still at the age where he thinks girls have cooties.

Descendants[edit]

  • Northern Puebla Nahuatl: pioxo

See also[edit]